The Heart Of Illinois Aging and Disability Resource Network

Under a grant from the Administration on Aging, the Illinois Department on Aging supported the vision for ADRNs and expansion of the Coordinated Points of Entry/ADRN network in Illinois from three to five sites. Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. was proposed as one of the two additional sites. The ADRN within Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford counties was named the Heart of Illinois ADRN at CIAA. The Heart of Illinois ADRN headquartered at Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc. addresses needs of older persons, caregivers, and persons with disabilities of any age. Core partners of the Heart of Illinois ADRN in addition to CIAA include Advocates for Access, Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, Autonomous Care Management, Community Care Systems, and Mature Solutions.  A Money Follows the Person/ADRN demonstration grant allowed for the inclusion of mental health services to residents of nursing homes who wish to and can return to the community. The partnership includes the Human Service Center and Tazwood Mental Health Center.

The mission of the Heart of Illinois ADRN at CIAA is consistent with the vision of “No Wrong Door to Needed Services”, and stated simple is to “relieve the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services and supports.”

Our overall goal is to coordinate the utilization of the network of service providers to maintain older persons and persons with disabilities in the community, in their own homes with appropriate supports that eliminate or delay institutional placement and that enhance their ability to direct their own care.